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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Simple Stories Old School Mini Album

Hi everyone!  I'm visiting over on the Simple Stories blog today to share a mini album using their new Old School Simple Set.
I wanted a small album that I could have for my son's school pictures K-8.  The Old School Simple Set worked perfectly since the album is small and I only needed a few sheets of paper and stickers.  The album is a 4x6 Sn@p binder in black.


The 3x4 pocket pages are perfect for wallet size school photos! 

The collection comes with some great 3x4 and 4x6 cards too!



 A book like this will be fun to add to year after year. Thanks so much for letting me share it with all of you today!  Happy crafting!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Doodlebug Yankee Doodle Album

Hi Artsy Albums friends!  I'm over on the Doodlebug blog today to share a little Home Sweet Home decor project.   Well, it's part home decor project, and part mini album, and it's available as a DIY kit in my shop!

Although you might think the Yankee Doodle collection is just for the Fourth of July, it's also great for everyday home and family projects.   I plan to leave this album sitting out all year long! 

Everyone knows how crazy I am about the Odds and Ends that come with each collection, and now I'm loving the mini icon stickers too! They are such a fun size!  Aren't the jars in the photo below adorable?!


More mini icon stickers above ... CUTE!!



Thanks for letting me share this fun project with you today!  If you would like to make this fun album for yourself, or a gift, the DIY kit is for sale in my Artsy Albums shop.  We also have the stands available for purchase :)

Not only is the mini album available, but we have a new page layout kit available too!  These pages are perfect for all of your July 4th memories!
Happy Crafting everyone!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Pinterest Inspired Gift Card Folder with Doodlebug Fairy Tales

Hi Doodlebug Friends!  It's Traci and I'm back to share my project for our Pinterest Inspired Challenge.  I came across this fun little folding mini album on Pinterest and thought it would make a cute little birthday surprise.

For my version, gift cards replace the photos for a fun Birthday Gift Card Folder.


The gingham treat bags are perfect for tucking in gift cards or cash, and the cute clips are not only adorable, but help hold the flaps down and the cash in!

All you need to make this cute project is one sheet of 12x12 card stock, some pattern paper, and some embellishments. 
  1. Start by scoring the 12x12 card stock at 3.5", 4", 8", and 8.5".
  2. Rotate the paper 90 degrees to the left.
  3. Score again at 3" and 7.5".
  4. Trim out the areas shown in black on the Pinterest diagram above.



I can't wait to give this sweet little gift to someone.  The birthday girl could even add photos in the folder for a cute little keepsake later :)

Here is a list of products I used for my project:
1 sheet of white 12x12 card stock
Fairy Tales pattern paper 
Fairy Tales Odds & Ends
Fairy Tales This & That Sticker Sheet
Fairy Tales Cute Clips
Treat Bags
Unicorn Doodle Pop
Fairy Tales Mini Icon Sticker

Thanks so much for checking out my Pinterest inspired project!  Happy crafting! 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Flash Sale: 30% off Premade Page Layouts

30% Off Premade Page Layouts
Monday, June 12, 2017
Visit the shop to see all of our one-of-a-kind pre-made 12x12 page layouts!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Faith Scrapbook with Simple Stories Faith

Faith Scrapbook with Simple Stories Faith Prayer

This faith inspired scrapbook mini album is available as a DIY kit ($46.99) or pre-made ($58.99) and will be a meaningful keepsake for documenting your personal faith journey, bible study notes, prayer lists, special verses, and meaningful photos. 

NOTE: This album (premade or DIY kit) will be available to begin shipping the week of June 26, 2017.

The album measures just over 6 x 8 inches and includes 12 scrapbook pages (6 front & back), 10 double-sided journaling pages, and 8 plastic photo sleeves. There are two pockets and one fold-out page to include extra photos, prayer cards, or inspirational notes.  

Pre-made:
If you order the journal album pre-made, it will be shipped completely assembled and ready for photos or gift-giving. 

Do-It-Yourself Kit:
You can also order this album as a do-it-yourself kit!
The pre-cut scrapbook kit includes all of the materials and instructions to make this beautiful mini album! 

Included in the Kit:
Chipboard binder album
Precut pattern paper (by Simple Stories) 
Pre cut photo mats
Journaling cards
12 scrapbook pages (6 front and back)
10 double-sided journaling pages
8 plastic photo sleeves
12x12 Sticker Sheet
Enamel Dots
Coordinating Chipboard embellishments
Ribbon 
Full Color instructions 

Tools & supplies you will need to complete this project:
Paper trimmer and/or scissors
Adhesive -- wet and dry
Pop Dots or other dimensional adhesive
Craft knife




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Friday, June 2, 2017

Graduation Album Kit with Doodlebug Hats Off

Congrats to all of the graduates out there!  It's Traci, and I remember celebrating my boys' graduations from high school a few years back.  It's such an exciting time and those memories need to be captured!  What better way than with a fun mini album and some awesome products from Doodlebug's Hats Off collection!
One of my favorite things about this new collection is the silver. I love that it's metallic so that it gives the paper and embellishments some shine ... perfect for a celebration!
For the inside cover, I added a Diploma from the Mini Diplomas and Caps along with some of the great Odds & Ends die cut pieces.  What a fun little spot for adding a name and date!

Since my album is 6x6, I was able to use the sheets from the 6x6 paper pad for my backgrounds. 
The clear die cut film strip, and the Skinny silver alpha stickers worked perfectly for adding the graduation year to one of the pages.  




Have more photos than a 6x6 mini will hold?  I used the Hats Off collection in another album for my Artsy Albums shop.  It's the first customizable album I've done that can be ordered as a kit, or premade.
This scrapbook measures 6x8, includes a binder style album, and has lots of space for pictures and memorabilia. This one can be ordered customized with your school accent color and the graduation year (for those of you, like me, who might be a bit behind on scrapbooking those photos from 2009+). 

See more photos of this album kit, or order it pre-made, at 

Thanks for stopping by today!!